The men’s and women’s swim teams lost dual meets to Cal State Northridge on Friday and the women’s team lost dual meets to the Univeristy of Nevada-Reno and San Diego State the next day.

First-place finishes in men’s competition came from Nate Williams in the 100-backstroke (53.34), John Michelmore in the 100-breaststroke (59.31) and 200-breaststroke (2:04.59) and Matt Howell in the 100-fly (53.76) who earned a personal best. Both men’s relay teams earned second-place finishes with times of 1:37.40 in the 200 medley and 3:13.83 in the 400 free.

In women’s competition, first place finishers were Stacey Sorenson in the 200-free (1:58.57), 50-free(24.84) and the 100-free (54.03), Patricia Laverty in the 100-back (1:04.99) and Katherine Gage in the 200 back (2:17.24) who recorded a personal best. In relays, the Mustang women earned second place for the 200 medley (1:56.00) and the 400-free (3:54.18).

Leading the Mustangs in the one and three-meter dive were Stefany Bowers for the women and Lara for the men.

Immediately following the meet the Mustangs left for Reno, Nev. where the women’s team swam against Nevada and San Diego State.The Mustangs fell 186-100 against Nevada and 189-108 against San Diego State.

Cal Poly recorded no first-place finishes against either team. The highest finishers in individual competition were Kira Linsmeier who placed second in the 200 IM (2:20.86), Stefany Bowers with a third-place finish in the women’s one meter dive, earning a score of 144.65, and Mary Ellen DeHaven who finished third in the 100 buterfly (1:06.92).

In relay competition, Stacey Sorensen, Emily Scholl, Erin Moody and Mary Ellen DeHaven earned a second-place spot in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:47.77.

Competition continues for Cal Poly next weekend. They will head to Loyola Marymount on Friday for a 2 p.m. meet and then return home to host Cal Baptist for a 1 p.m. meet the next day.

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